In a city where you can eat almost anything for brunch, for us, it always has to involve chocolate. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have the sugar-obsessed palate of a seven-year-old, and luckily for the sweet-toothed dwellers of Manchester that share said palate, the city’s brunch restaurants have just the stuff if you’re working on that next cavity. From syrup-lathered pancakes to the naughtiest french toast you’ll ever see, here are our top spots for a sweet breakfast in Manchester.
1. Home Sweet Home
The long-reigning Kings of brunch here in Manchester, Home Sweet Home offers a drool-worthy menu of all sorts of American treats. Think fluffy stacks of pancakes topped with Nutella, bananas, maple syrup and more, as well as thick milkshakes in a variety of flavours, and, of course, their famous slabs of cake (because who doesn’t wanna start the day with one of those?). Home Sweet Home, 49-51 Edge St, M4 1HW.
If there’s one place in town that knows how to satisfy a sweet tooth, it’s Fress. Servin’ up the sweet stuff all. day. long, Fress offers mouthwatering dishes such as fluffy buttermilk pancakes and brioche French toast for breakfast, as well as an array of fruity brunch cocktails to wash it all down with. Enjoy toppings such as Oreo cookies, whipped cream, cheesecake frosting, dark chocolate and Biscoff, alongside a ton of savoury items for the boring folk among us (just kidding!). Fress, 62 Oldham St, M4 1LE.
3. Caramello of Didsbury
An artisan cafe found in the lovely neighbourhood of Didsbury, Caramello knows an Instagrammable dish when it sees one – and it usually involves all the sweet treats. Kicking off the day with a wide range of brunch dishes, guests can tuck into tasty treats such as french toast and stacked pancakes, with toppings on offer such as summer berries, bananas, mascarpone, Biscoff, cinnamon and more. Halal-friendly options are available here too. Caramello of Didsbury, 10 Whitechapel St, Didsbury, M20 6UB.
4. Moose Coffee
So popular that there’s two of ’em here in Manchester, Moose Coffee has a seriously massive brunch menu to choose from, including tons of breakfast items to suit the sweet lovers among us. Try out sweet brioche french toast, pancakes bigger than your head and thick Belgian waffles – all finished off with tasty toppings such as maple syrup, peanut butter, maple syrup, ice cream and so much more. Moose Coffee, 20 York St, M2 2BB | 8a Gateway House Station Approach Piccadilly Station, M1 2GH.
5. 19 Cafe Bar
A chill spot in town that attracts queues round the block for its delicious pancakes, 19 Cafe Bar is the home of sweet stacks topped with Kinder, Biscoff, fruit and maple syrup, offering a heavy hand with toppings when it comes to creating their delicious breakfasts. In addition to their mouthwatering array of pancakes, guests can also try out their Biscoff hot drink, which is topped with whipped cream and salted caramel sauce, or get a little boozy with a range of brunch cocktails. 19 Cafe Bar, 19 Lever St, M1 1BY.
6. Frankie’s Toasties
Got a bit of a soft spot for toasties (or at least, an old toastie maker in the back of the cupboard that only sees the light of day every two years?). Frankie’s has got just the thing. Boasting a menu packed full of amazing creations, guests can enjoy pretty much any filling they can dream up at the Portland Street cafe, including Biscoff, peanut butter, Nutella, S’mores, apple pie and tons more. To wash it down with, you can pick from a huge array of sweet milkshakes, too, with popular flavours including Galaxy Caramel, Reese’s Peanut Butter, Milkyway, Kinder and more. Frankie’s Toasties, 98 Portland St, Greater, M1 4GX.
7. Black Milk
An absolute haven for all things sweet, Black Milk has become well-known for its chocolate-smothered treats over the years, with plenty on the menu making for the perfect brunch. We’re talkin’ ‘freakshakes’, classic milkshakes, stacked American pancakes with Kinderella, cookies and cream or Biscoff, fluffy cakes, and showstopping waffles layered with ice cream, brownies and more. Black Milk, 88 Oldham St, M4 1LF.
Menagerie tends to always find its way on a brunch round-up here at Secret Manchester, and for good reason, too. It makes for the perfect treat to kick off the weekend thanks to its lavish decor, with a delectable menu of brunch dishes to enjoy. Served with bottomless drinks for two hours, guests can sweeten up their day with Menagerie’s incredible french toast – which is packed with marshmallow fluff and Nutella, alongside Banoffee waffles, mixed berry pancakes, and buttermilk pancakes smothered in maple syrup. Menagerie, One New Bailey, New Bailey St, Salford, M3 5JL.